Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Tarifit

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikivoyage Tarifit
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg This proposal has been rejected.
While this request has technically been rejected, in reality this is a request that has been sitting open or on hold for a long time with little evidence of a community coming together to build a project. If a community comes together in the future and makes a new request, LangCom would consider that new request without prejudice.

A committee member provided the following comment:

A test was never really started. Please feel free to apply again if this test is ever started. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 14:38, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
  • The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code rif (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Riffian Language name in English
Language name Tarifit Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q34174 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Tarifit
  • native label (P1705) = Tarifit, تاريفيت‎, ⵜⴰⵔⵉⴼⵉⵜ‎
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Zenati
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = rif
  • writing system (P282) = Tifinagh, Arabic alphabet, Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 4,399,000

Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Directionality no indication Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name Wikisafař "Wikivoyage" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikivoyage talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo File:... This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone North Africa/Nador "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


I request the opening of a Tarifit version of wikivoyage.


Hello! I see you've already started incubator:Wy/rif. Note that the project probably won't be created until you have a significant number of pages there. You may also want to start a Wikipedia in this language, which might have a larger impact. I have a few questions:

  1. What script would this use? Arabic, Tifinagh, Latin, or allow any of these?
  2. Are there other people interested in contributing to this project?

PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:33, 21 May 2013 (UTC)